Production, Management, and Environment Platform Session: Automation in the Dairy Industry (DC38)
The adoption of automated technologies in the dairy industry has grown rapidly in the past 10 years. Adoption of these technologies is likely to continue, being driven by labor availability and quality of life issues on farms. These technologies affect feed management, facility design, labor needs, and how dairy producers interact with their herd.
Current and future issues related to the adoption of automation in the US dairy industry will be addressed during this platform session, including an overview of automation on dairy farms, robotic/automated milking, automated feeding systems, and the future of automation. This session is a follow-up to the 38th Discover Conference “Automation in the Dairy Industry,” held in May 2020.
An invited speaker will provide an overview of the conference themes, followed by submitted abstract talks related to the conference themes and a discussion period involving all attendees.
|Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota
||Discover 38—Automation in the Dairy Industry